Elaine here again bringing you a layout using the beautiful, traditional Letters From Santa newly released collection.
To create this page I used the Poinsettia Garland sheet as my base and cut it down to a piece 11″ x 11″. I kept the 1″ strip for use later. I then mounted it on to a piece of gutted Be Merry paper. I then punched two sections along the edge of the first paper.
I then took a 6″ square of the Holly and Berries paper and mounted it centrally with the 1″ strip of the Poinsettia Garland paper that we saved earlier across the middle. I inked all the sections with the Vintage ink pad.
I then took a piece of Moss Weave Kaisercard and mounted all the photos. These were placed centrally and a further two at angles as shown. I then took the Holly embossing folder and used a section of the Moss Weave card and embossed it, cutting it into triangles to make the bunting that I then added to the top of the page. I followed the line of the printed garland with Cherry Red Cord and added the embossed triangles. I also inked the edges with the same Vintage ink pad. As a final flourish to the bunting I used a pen from the Kaisercolour Gel Pens to highlight some of the raised elements and added some Lippy Red Rhinestones in between each flag.
Elaine here bringing you a layout I enjoyed creating using the new Factory 42 collection. This is a wonderful collection for heritage layouts and I have chosen to make one featuring my Dad as there are several expressions relating to Fathers out there.
Firstly I took a sheet of the Metal Gears paper and used the reverse for the background. I then took the Automated Sheet and I cut two full 12″ strips of the front side (the cogs and pipes) and put to one side to use later. I then cut a large piece from the remainder of the sheet and cut it to 5″ x 10″ long. I then took the Assembly Line paper and cut a piece 10″ x 4″.
I then inked the edges using a Kaisercraft Vintage Ink Pad and centrally mounted them on the Metal Gears paper and cut the expression from the Workshop 42 paper that I wanted to use and put to one side. With the remainder of the sheet of Workshop 42, I cut a large panel and mounted it over the two pieces of joined paper after first punching the top and bottom of the paper.
I then took the two strips of paper I had cut earlier and inked them using the same Vintage Ink Pad and mounted them over the join of the Automated sheet and the Assembly Line sheet. I used the full 12″ strips over Metal Gear Paper.
Using Mounting Foam Tape I added three photos, one at the top, one to the top left of the double strip and one in a central position slightly overlapping the second photo. I then took several gears, pulleys and cogs from the Factory 42 collectables pack and tucked them beneath the photos. I then die cut some more cogs using the Decorative Die Mini Cogs and gave some of the the rust patina effect I described HERE in my first September Blog Post and finished it off with a tiny tag which I managed some journalling on and a few bronze sequins from my stash.
I hope this gives you some inspiration to try some of my techniques this month and look forward to seeing you back here again soon.